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  News archive February 2016


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February 29, 2016 - Crvena zvezda takes sixth straight ANGT Belgrade crown
U18 Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade won the EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT Qualifying Tournament – Belgrade for the sixth consecutive year. In an exciting and dramatic title game, Zvezda held off U18 Spars Sarajevo 92-88. Read more here.

February 29, 2016 - Celebration time in Niksic, Sutjeska defeated Buducnost VOLI
People from Niksic enjoyed a real basketball thriller this Sunday evening! And, for them, it had a happy ending, because Sutjeska defeated Buducnost VOLI and stayed alive in the battle for ABA League status. Nemanja Vranjes scored 28 points and had 6 rebounds. Read more here.

February 29, 2016 - Fantastic Igokea outplayed Zadar in Laktasi
Igokea put on a fantastic performance to overcome Zadar and what is even more surprising is the fact, that they have done the majority of the job in the 1st quarter, when they have approached the milestone of 30 points and created themselves a double-digit advantage. Read more here.

February 28, 2016 - With Mega performance, Krka move away from relegation zone
Krka have made a huge step towards avoiding the relegation zone at the end of the season by upsetting the playoffs-bound Mega Leks in their last game in front of the home crowd in the ABA League. Luka Lapornik was the man of the match of the winning Krka’s side. Read more here.

February 28, 2016 - Huge win for Metalac Farmakom
The hosts needed this win pretty badly. They were among the teams with only 9 wins, while this was their last home game in this season. Therefore, Metalac Farmakom gave everything they have in order to prevail over Union Olimpija... And they made it! Read more here.

February 27, 2016 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Round 8 MVP:
Anthony Randolph, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar center Anthony Randolph missed the start of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague season due to injury, but the club waited patiently for his return. And now that he's back in top form, it's clear why. Randolph earned Top 16 Round 8 MVP honors. Read more here.


February 27, 2016 - Crvena Zvezda rallies in fourth to beat Efes
Crvena Zvezda Telekom recorded another important win in its charmed season by beating Anadolu Efes 91-82. The score was tied four times in the fourth quarter, but after Dario Saric made it 73-73, Nemanja Dangubic scored 5 straight points to ignite a 14-2 charge. Read more here.

February 27, 2016 - Barcelona thrashes Olympiacos at home
In a battle of former Turkish Airlines Euroleague champions, FC Barcelona Lassa thrashed visiting Olympiacos Piraeus 82-66 on Friday to break their tie in Group F at the start of the second half of the Top 16. Barcelona grabbed its second consecutive win to reach 4-4. Read more here.

February 27, 2016 - Barcelona's Abrines undergoes surgery
According to club informations, Alex Abrines of FC Barcelona Lassa was operated of acute appendicitis on Thursday night and therefore won't be available for the Round 8 home game against Olympiacos Piraeus. The club has not established a comeback date. Read more here.

February 27, 2016 - Excellent second half and major comeback for MZT
MZT Skopje Aerodrom have collected another pair of points after a major comeback in the game against Tajfun in Jane Sandanski Arena and keep believing in claiming the final fifth place in the stadnings. Tajfun are now officially relegated. Read more here.

February 26, 2016 - ABA league regular season, Round 25 preview
Only two more games until the end of regular season in ABA league. SItuation regarding top four teams who will compete in Play-offs is already known. There are still fights at the bottom of standings for survival. Read more here.

February 26, 2016 - Lokomotiv, Randolph roars to 24-point home win
Killer first and third quarters propelled Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar to its second-biggest win of the season as it blew away visiting Cedevita Zagreb 87-63 to strengthen its hold on second place in Group E. Lokomotiv rose to 6-2 while Cedevita fell to the opposite record, 2-6. Read more here.

February 26, 2016 - Panathinaikos hands Fenerbahce its first Top 16 loss
There are no more unbeaten teams in the Top 16 after Panathinaikos Athens earned a hard-fought 76-71 victory over visiting Fenerbahce Istanbul and former Greens head coach Zeljko Obradovic in the Game of the Week in the Greek capital on Thursday night. Read more here.

February 26, 2016 - De Colo, Teodosic lead CSKA past Khimki for its fourth straight win
CSKA Moscow hit 16 three-pointers to get past crosstown rival Khimki Moscow Region 108-98. It was the fourth consecutive win for CSKA, which improved to 6-2 to secure at least a share of the lead in Group F, while Khimki dropped to 4-4 with its third straight loss. Read more here.

February 25, 2016 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Round 8: Back to the playoffs race!
The home stretch of the Top 16 begins in Round 8 as teams begin meeting their group opponents for the second time. With just three victories separating third and last place in each group, all teams are very much alive in the playoffs hunt. Read more here.

February 25, 2016 - Eurocup Eighthfinals, Game 1 MVP: Victor Rudd, Nizhny Novgorod
The Eighthfinals started with a bang this week with half the games being won by visitors. It was not the case, however, of Nizhny Novgorod, who managed to thrash Zenit St. Petersburg at home to gain a 26-point advantage for Game 2 next week. Read more here.

February 25, 2016 - Crvena Zvezda shoots for sixth straight ANGT Belgrade title
U18 Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade is shooting for its sixth consecutive Euroleague Basketball ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT Qualifying Tournament – Belgrade title and with it a ticket to the EB ANGT Finals in Berlin. Read more here.

February 25, 2016 - Anadolu Efes adds Johnson to backcourt
Anadolu Efes Istanbul added another weapon to its backcourt by signing athletic point guard Elijah Johnson for the remainder of the season. Johnson (1.93 meters, 25 years old) arrives from Turkish third division side Pertevniyal Genclik, which is affiliated with Efes. Read more here.

February 25, 2016 - Olympiacos adds size with Warrick
Olympiacos bolstered its froncourt by signing big man Hakim Warrick for the remainder of the season, the club announced Wednesday. Warrick arrives from Melbourne United, where he averaged 14.2 points and 6 rebounds in 23 Australian League games this season. Read more here.

February 25, 2016 - Karsiyaka edges Galatasaray in Game 1 of all-Turkish series
In a clash of two fellow Turkish clubs, Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir edged Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul 67-64 in Game 1 of the Eurocup Eighthfinals at the packed Karsiyaka Arena on Wednesday. It means Karsiyaka will take a 3 point margin to Istanbul next Tuesday for the return leg. Read more here.

February 25, 2016 - ALBA Berlin, FC Bayern Munich play to draw
Game 2 of the Eurocup Eighthfinals series between German League foes ALBA Berlin and FC Bayern Munich will be a winner-takes-all affair after the two sides played to an 82-82 tie in Game 1 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in the German capital on Wednesday. Read more here.

February 25, 2016 - EWE Baskets holds off Strasbourg for valuable Game 1 road win
Rickey Paulding scored 24 points as EWE Baskets Oldenburg went on the road to hold off Strasbourg 74-76 in Game 1 of their Eurocup Eighthfinals series. Oldenburg can now qualify to the quarterfinals with a win, a tie, or a loss by one point in the return leg on home floor next week. Read more here.

February 24, 2016 - Hayward scores 28 as Jazz defeat Rockets 117-114 in overtime
Gordon Hayward scored 28 points and the Jazz made the crucial plays in the extra period for a 117-114 victory over the Rockets. The win moved the Jazz into eighth place in the Western Conference, a half-game ahead of the Rockets. Read more here.

February 24, 2016 - Portland beats Brooklyn 112-104 for 6th straight win
Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum each scored 34 points, and the Blazers beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-104 on Tuesday night for their season-high sixth consecutive victory. Brook Lopez had 36 points and 10 boards for Brooklyn, which has lost three of four. Read more here.

February 24, 2016 - Eurocup Eighthfinals, Game 1: Series openers to be crucial
The Eurocup Eighthfinals begins with the openers in all of its two-game series on Wednesday, February 24. The winners of each series will be the teams that have better aggregate scores after playing home and away games against the same opponent in successive weeks. Read more here.

February 24, 2016 - Eurocup, inside the eighthfinals: Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul - Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir
Looking back at its last couple of games, you can tell Karsiyaka is a very competitive team, as it set defensive and offensive records in do-or-die situations. Entering the game with a 1-3 Last 32 record, Karsiyaka allowed 43 points, the third-best defensive effort ever in the Eurocup. Read more here.

February 24, 2016 - Eurocup, inside the eighthfinals: EWE Baskets Oldenburg vs. Strasbourg
It is undeniable that Oldenburg has done really well against French teams this season. The club started the Eurocup regular season with a 0-3 record, but bounced back with an 84-81 home win against JSF Nanterre. Read more here.

February 22, 2016 - Lokomotiv bolsters frontcourt with Shukhovtcov
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar added another piece to its frontline over the weekend by signing center Grigory Shukhovtcov for the remainder of the season. Shukhovtcov (2.12 meters, 32 years old) returns to the club he played four seasons for and helped to win the 2013 Eurocup. Read more here.

February 22, 2016 - History is written – Mega Leks won their first trophy
Mega Leks have achieved a historical success for their club. In the final of Serbian National Cup in Cair, Nis, they have outscored Partizan NIS and claimed their first ever trophy in the history of the club. In the end, the score was 85:80 in favour of Dejan Milojevic’s side. Read more here.

February 22, 2016 - Igokea better than Siroki in BiH Cup finals
Igokea have won the Bosnia and Herzegovina National Cup trophy by edging out Siroki in the final thanks to excellent second half. This is their second consecutive BiH National Cup winner title and fourth in the entire history. Read more here.

February 22, 2016 - MZT returned the national cup to their cupboard
After a year of break, since Rabotnicki Skopje won the national cup trophy last season, MZT Skopje Aerodrom have returned on top to claim their third Macedonian National Cup trophy in the last four years, by beating Karpos Sokoli in the final in Gevgelija. Read more here.

February 22, 2016 - Third national cup trophy for Krka
Krka have won the Slovenian national cup trophy for the third time in a row and also for the third time in the history of the competition. They have outplayed Lastovka Domžale in the final. In the end, the score was 66:33 for Krka with Luka Lapornik scoring 13 points to top their scorers’ list. Read more here.

February 21, 2016 - Buducnost VOLI clinched their 9th national cup
Buducnost VOLI defeated Mornar Bar and clinched their 9th national cup trophy! It was a pretty exciting final game. The Blues had a flying start, as they opened the game with 20:7 lead. However, Mornar refused to surrender and they even managed to take over the lead at 65:64. Read more here.

February 21, 2016 - Partizan downed Zvezda in the Serbian Cup semis
Partizan NIS and Crvena zvezda Telekom faced each other in the semifinals of the Serbian National Cup and this time the black and white part of the city cheered at the end. Partizan NIS triumphed over Crvena zvezda Telekom and advanced to the big finals. Read more here.

February 21, 2016 - Eurocup, inside the eighthfinals: Zenit St. Petersburg - Nizhny Novgorod
Zenit has had impressive success on the road this season. On the way to winning first place in both regular season Group E and Last 32 Group L, Zenit went 6-2 on the road. Zenit also picked up a road win in the VTB League clash at Nizhny in mid-December. Read more here.

February 20, 2016 - FC Barcelona brings back center Dorsey
FC Barcelona Lassa reached an agreement with former Euroleague champion center Joey Dorsey to reunite for the remainder of the current season. Dorsey (2.03 meters, 32 years old) takes over for Shane Lawal, who was sidelined with a torn meniscus last week. Read more here.

February 20, 2016 - Laboral Kutxa forward Shengelia out for season
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz Toko Shengelia will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus on his left knee. The procedure was performed by Dr. Mikel Sánchez at Hospital Vithas San Jose and his recovery period is estimated at 12-14 weeks. Read more here.

February 19, 2016 - Greens add Hunter for the remainder of the season
Panathinaikos Athens added more athleticism and depth to its frontcourt for the final stretch of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 by signing rookie forward Vince Hunter until the end of the season, the club announced on Friday. Read more here.

February 19, 2016 - Eurocup, inside the eighthfinals: Unics Kazan - Stelmet Zielona Gora
These teams face each other for the fourth consecutive season. Their first-ever matchup came in the 2012-13 Eurocup, in which they traded road wins - Zielona Gora won 67-74 in Kazan and Unics returned the favor with a 76-91 road win. Read more here.

February 19, 2016 - Third Cup in a row for Cedevita
Cedevita defeated Zadar by 74:70 and won the Croatian National Cup for the third year in a row! It is never easy to beat Zadar at their court, especially when they have support from 10.000 loud fans from the stands. But, Cedevita did it! And picked up a prestigious trophy along the way. Read more here.

February 19, 2016 - Mega and Partizan advanced to National Cup semifinals
Mega Leks and Partizan NIS have qualified for the semifinals of the Serbian National Cup. Still, it was not just a walk in the park for the ABA League clubs. Mega Leks had a lot of problems with Konstantin in the first half. Read more here.

February 18, 2016 - Eurocup, inside the eighthfinals: EA7 Emporio Armani Milan - Banvit Bandirma
No team that qualified for the eighthfinals had two players score more in the Last 32 than Banvit with power forward Adrien Moerman (113 points) and shooting guard Dominique Johnson (104). Banvit actually has five different players who average double digits in scoring. Read more here.

February 18, 2016 - Eurocup, inside the eighthfinals: Dolomiti Energia Trento - CAI Zaragoza
Both teams are shining in the Eurocup and only one of them will write an even better page in the club's history books. CAI Zaragoza needed three Eurocup seasons to advance to the eighthfinals for the first time. Read more here.

February 18, 2016 - Barcelona center Lawal out 3 months with torn meniscus
FC Barcelona Lassa center Shane Lawal underwent knee surgery Wednesday, which could keep him on the sidelines for the rest of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague season. Dr. Joan Carles Monllau performed the arthroscopic procedure on Lawal’s left knee at University Hospital Quiron Dexeus. Read more here.

February 18, 2016 - Zalgiris signs point guard Randle
Zalgiris Kaunas found a new playmaker in Jerome Randle, who signed a contract for the remainder of the season, the club announced Wednesday. Randle (1.75 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Adelaide 36ers of Australia, where he averaged 23 points and 5.2 assists in 23 games this season. Read more here.

February 18, 2016 - Zadar and Cedevita in Croatian National Cup final
Zadar will face Cedevita in Croatian National Cup semi-finals. In Slovenia, the semi-final pairs are determined now. Zlatorog will face Lastovka and Krka will play against Tajfun. In Slovenia, a big upset happened, as Union Olimpija got eliminated already in the quarter-finals. Read more here.

February 18, 2016 - Brion Rush is no longer a member of Sutjeska
Sutjeska have officially confirmed the departure of American guard Brion Rush. The player and club have mutually agreed on contract termination. American point guard Brion Rush is no longer a member of Sutjeska. Read more here.

February 18, 2016 - Brion Rush is no longer a member of Sutjeska
American point guard Brion Rush is no longer a member of Sutjeska. Both sides, the player and the club have agreed on a termination of their cooperation on mutual consent. Rush arrived to Niksic at the beginning of 2016, before their victory against Partizan NIS in which he took part. Read more here.

February 18, 2016 - Bakic and Metalac parted ways
Boris Bakic and Metalac Farmakom have mutually agreed to part their ways two rounds before the end of the season in the ABA League. As the Valjevo ABA League side have announced, one of the important members of Vladimir Djokic's squad is leaving the town. Read more here.

February 17, 2016 - Eurocup, inside the eighthfinals: Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas - Limoges CSP
Two legendary coaches meet for the first time since 2009 in this series. Dusko Vujosevic joined Limoges early in the Last 32 and led the club to the eighthfinals by knocking off mighty Valencia Basket in the process. Read more here.

February 17, 2016 - Trento loses Baldi Bossi to knee injury
Dolomiti Energia Trento suffered a major setback before the start of the eighthfinals by losing power forward Filippo Baldi Rossi to a severe knee injury, the club confirmed this weekend. Baldi Rossi got injured in his team's Eurocup game against Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia. Read more here.

February 16, 2016 - ABA league Round 24 MVP: Maik Zirbes
For the second time in last three rounds, center Maik Zirbes has become the MVP of ABA League round in the ABA League and he did it by leading his team towards the triuph in the home game of Crvena zvezda Telekom against Sutjeska with his fantastic display. Read more here.

February 16, 2016 - Eurocup, inside the eighthfinals: FC Bayern Munich – ALBA Berlin
Two of the glamour teams of German basketball, Bayern and ALBA are classic rivals for all the trophies in their country and could potentially clash for another before this series! Bayern has gotten the best of ALBA in the recent German League playoffs. Read more here.

February 16, 2016 - Simply unbeatable - 15 and counting for Buducnost VOLI
Can anyone stop them? So far, the answer is - NO! Buducnost VOLI scored another win in the ABA League, this time against Igokea at home and increased their winning streak to 15 games! They played with full power and scored a well-deserved triumph. Read more here.

February 15, 2016 - Zvezda outplayed Sutjeska in the second half
Crvena zvezda Telekom put on another convincing display as they approach the playoffs and they did it by crushing Sutjeska at the home court of Pionir Hall. They remain in the race for the final second spot, which would give them a home-court advantage in the semi-finals. Read more here.

February 15, 2016 - One more win for Cedevita, Metalac had no chance in Zagreb
It was a well-deserved win for the hosts. The reason is quite obvious. When they took over the lead at 4:3, they have stayed in front all the way until the end! Cedevita was playing just an impressive defense throughout the whole match. Read more here.

February 14, 2016 - Partizan NIS stormed through Celje
Partizan NIS made another step toward the 5th place, while Tajfun are now in a really, really difficult situation regarding their ABA League status. The game was close only for 20 minutes, while then, after a halftime break, the black and whites completely took over control over the game. Read more here.

February 14, 2016 - Union Olimpija better than Mega Leks in Sremska Mitrovica
In a spectacular game in Sremska Mitrovica, Union Olimpija fought bravely throughout the 40 minutes against already playoffs-bound Mega Leks and have deservedly taken a new pair of points back home to Ljubljana with them. Read more here.

February 14, 2016 - Cibona overpowered Krka in Drazen Petrovic Hall
The Wolves are winning again! After last week's close defeat against Mega Leks, Cibona managed to bounce back on their feet and  to prevail over Krka in Drazen Petrovic Hall. With some loud support of their fans, the hosts made a flying start by winning the opening quarter 26:15. Read more here.

February 13, 2016 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Round 7 MVP: Gustavo Ayon, Real Madrid
Whenever it has needed a big result this season, reigning champion Real Madrid has been able to turn to center Gustavo Ayon. Such was the case again this week, when the Mexican big man dominated and Los Blancos took their first road win of the Top 16. Read more here.

February 13, 2016 - Lokomotiv cruises past Darussafaka
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar remained in second place in Group E after a comfortable 82-58 win over visiting Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul on Friday. Lokomotiv improved to 5-2 at the halfway point of the Top 16, while Darussafaka remains in last place in with a 1-6 record. Read more here.

February 13, 2016 - CSKA Moscow holds off Olympiacos to keep share of top spot in Group F
CSKA Moscow reached the midway point of the Top 16 with a share of first place in Group F after holding off Olympiacos Piraeus 92-85 on Friday in the Russian capital. Milos Teodosic scored 10 of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter. Read more here.

February 13, 2016 - Greens ride Raduljica to victory over Efes
Panathinaikos Athens held off Anadolu Efes Istanbul 83-78 on Friday night in the Greek capital to pick up its fourth win in Group E action. With a 4-3 record, Panathinaikos is in a tie for third place, while Efes dropped to 3-4 in a share of fifth place halfway through the Top 16. Read more here.

February 13, 2016 - Eurocup Eighthfinals at a glance
FC Bayern Munich is back in the Eurocup Eighthfinals for the second straight season and eager to make club history by advancing one step further. Bayern entered the Last 32 after starting the season in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague and narrowly missing the Top 16. Read more here.

February 13, 2016 - MZT blown away by powerful Tornado
Zadar have convincingly achieved 11th victory of their ABA League season and are now comfortable in the run for the 5th spot in the standings. The game was exciting for less than 10 minutes thanks to the dominant performance of the home side. Read more here.

February 12, 2016 - ABA league regular season, Round 24 preview
With only one game scheduled for today, Round 24 in ABA league regular season will start. Zadar will host MZT Skopje at 20.00 CET. Several teams will struggle to stay safe and keep playing in ABA league in the next season. It will be very interesting. Read more here.

February 12, 2016 - Laboral Kutxa crushes Bamberg to keep pace atop Group F
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz recorded its fourth consecutive win in Group F by thrashing Brose Baskets Bamberg 90-64 at home on Thursday. Laboral improved to 5-2, while Bamberg dropped to 3-4. Ioannis Bourousis led the winners with 18 points and 11 rebounds in just 18 minutes. Read more here.

February 12, 2016 - Udoh shines inside as Fenerbahce Istanbul dominates Unicaja
Ekpe Udoh took his turn as the star of the night for Fenerbahce Istanbul, which reached the midway point of the Top 16 with a perfect record after dominating Unicaja Malaga 80-59 on Thursday night at Ulker Sports Arena. Udoh posted 12 points, 10 rebounds and 7 blocked shots. Read more here.

February 12, 2016 - Miller leads Crvena Zvezda to big victory
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade led from start to finish in beating depleted Cedevita Zagreb 94-74 in front of a packed house at legendary Hala Pionir on Thursday night. The win improved Zvezda to 4-3 and at least a share of third place at the midway points in Group E. Read more here.

February 11, 2016 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Round 7
The Top 16 hits its mid-point with all 16 teams still in playoff contention, with 15 of them holding between one and four victories, and only Fenerbahce Istanbul undefeated through six games. Eight games evenly split between Thursday and Friday. Read more here.

February 11, 2016 - Eurocup Eighthfinals pairings
After a strong finish to the Last 32, the pairings for the Eurocup Eighthfinals are highlighted by a trio of national derbies, assuring that Germany, Russia and Turkey will all have teams in the quarterfinals. Each of those countries has third eighthfinals qualifiers. Read more here.

February 11, 2016 - Eurocup Last 32 Round 6 MVP: Alen Omic, Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
One more time, the Last 32 reached a conclusion with 16 teams advancing to the Eurocup eighthfinals. Many thrillers took place for teams to clinch the last spots. Big man Alen Omic exploded for a career-high personal performance, and with an index rating of 37 he earned weekly MVP honors. Read more here.

February 11, 2016 - Limoges tops PAOK, reaches the eighthfinals
Limoges CSP advanced to the Eurocup eighthfinals by downing PAOK Thessaloniki 79-61 at home in Group I on Wednesday. Limoges finished Group I with a 3-3 record and advance to its tie-break advantage against Valencia Basket (2-0). Read more here.

February 11, 2016 - Galatasaray beats Sassari, reaches the eighthfinals
Galatasaray Odeabank advanced to the Eurocup eighthfinals as the first-ranked team in Group N by downing Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari 87-69 at home. Galatasaray finished Group N with a 4-2 record and got first place due to its tie-break advantage with CAI Zaragoza. Read more here.

February 11, 2016 - Gran Canaria thrashes Hapoel, moves on to eighthfinals
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas sent a message that echoed all around the competition by overwhelming Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem 108-61 at home in Group H on Wednesday. Gran Canaria was mathematically first and Hapoel was out before the start of the game. Read more here.

February 11, 2016 - Bozo Djumic suffered foot injury
The black and whites faced a big problem in front of the last three rounds in ABA League. Bozo Djumic, the starting center of Partizan NIS, has started to feel pain in his right foot recently, so he reported a problem to the club's medical team. Read more here.

February 10, 2016 - Lowery leads ALBA Berlin over Neptunas and into eighthfinals
ALBA Berlin clinched a berth in the Eurocup Eighthfinals with a 76-62 victory over visiting Neptunas Klaipeda. Robert Lowery starred with 24 points, 3 assists and 3 steals as ALBA took the win-or-go-home game. The result left ALBA with a 3-3 record and second place in Group J. Read more here.

February 10, 2016 - Lokomotiv Kuban adds Janning to backcourt
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar bolstered its backcourt by signing shooting guard Matt Janning for the remainder of the season. Janning (1.93 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem, for whom he averaged 10.1 points in 14 Eurocup games this season. Read more here.

February 10, 2016 - Panathinaikos adds guard Williams
Panathinaikos Athens announced the arrival of combo guard Elliot Williams, who inked a contract with the Greens on Tuesday. Williams (1.96 meters, 26 years old) arrives from Memphis of the NBA, where he averaged 1.6 points in 5 games this season. Read more here.

February 10, 2016 - Avtodor switches coaches
Prior to its final Eurocup game of the season, Avtodor Saratov has changed head coaches for the second time this season. Vladimir Antsiferov will replace Alexey Vasilyev, who had taken over the bench on November 17, shortly after the season started. Read more here.

February 10, 2016 - ABA league Round 23 MVP: James White
For the first time ever, James White of Cedevita became the MVP of the round in the ABA League, and he claimed the honour by leading his team to an important victory against Union Olimpija. James White had an excellent night on Sunday, when his Cedevita outscored Union Olimpija. Read more here.

February 9, 2016 - Eurocup Last 32 Round 6: do-or-die time
The Last 32 comes to an end this week and when the dust settles, only 16 teams will keep fighting for Eurocup glory. As many as seven teams have already made it to the eighthfinals, so nine spots are still open and a lot can happen! Read more here.

February 9, 2016 - Unicaja's Smith out for at least 2 months
Unicaja Malaga announced on Monday that guard Jamar Smith will miss the next two to three months due to a serious injury he suffered before the team’s last Spanish League game against Tenerife. Smith stepped on a loose ball, which caused his ankle to twist badly. Read more here.

February 9, 2016 - Reggio Emilia loses Lavrinovic to knee injury
Going into a do-or-die road game on Wednesday, Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia will be without veteran center Darjus Lavrinovic after he was injured in a domestic game on Sunday. Lavrinovic suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee in a game on Sunday night and will have to undergo surgery. Read more here.

February 9, 2016 - Buducnost grabbed 14th straight win in Skopje thriller
Buducnost VOLI have secured themselves a “pole position” before the playoffs already three rounds before the end of the regular season. Luka Pavicevic’s team achieved their 14th straight win on the road in Jane Sandanski Arena against MZT Skopje Aerodrom despite the poor start. Read more here.

February 9, 2016 - Milos Jankovic parted ways with Metalac Farmakom
Milos Jankovic is no longer a player of Metalac Farmakom. Two sides have agreed to a mutual termination of the contract. The game against Tajfun was the last one for Milos Jankovic in the shirt of Metalac Farmakom in this season. Read more here.

February 8, 2016 - Cedevita demonstrated their power in last quarter
Cedevita have grabbed their 17th win of the season and they did it thanks to their explosion in the final quarter, after being behind for the majority of the high-scoring game in Stožice Arena in Ljubljana against Union Olimpija. Read more here.

February 8, 2016 - Mega Leks outplayed Cibona on the road
Mega Leks collected a very important triumph in Zagreb. And, looking at the flow of the game, we can write - a well-deserved triumph. The visitors were in front almost throughout the whole game, as Cibona had the lead only for couple of moments in the first quarter when it was 10:8! Read more here.

February 8, 2016 - Payback time for Zvezda in Laktasi
Crvena zvezda Telekom have taken back home from Laktasi a new pair of points, as they managed to beat Igokea with a convincing display throughout the game and get their sweet revenge for the Belgrade defeat, which they suffered in the 10th round against this opponent. Read more here.

February 7, 2016 - Bryant's 25 points not enough to upset Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a throwback performance by Bryant to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 106-102 on Saturday night to remain unbeaten at home. Kawhi Leonard added 20 points and 13 rebounds. Read more here.

February 7, 2016 - Warriors win 41st straight home game, 116-108 over Thunder
Curry scored 26 points and keyed a strong closing stretch that sent the Golden State Warriors to their 41st straight regular-season home win, 116-108 over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night. Harrison Barnes added 19 points and Klay Thompson scored 18 for Golden State. Read more here.

February 7, 2016 - Thriller in Niksic, Sutjeska prevailed over Krka
This game was simply super exciting. Even for ABA League standards which are extremely high after everything we have seen in the past. There was an overtime, a very loud crowd on the stands and eventually we had a huge celebration of the home team. Read more here.

February 7, 2016 - Big win for Metalac farmakom in the fight for survival
In the battle of two direct competitors in the battle to avoid relegation, Metalac Farmakom outplayed Tajfun at home court of Valjevo hall of sports, mostly thanks to their excellent last quarter display. This win puts Vladimir Djokic’s team two wins above Tajfun. Read more here.

February 7, 2016 - Partizan NIS and Pionir Hall swallowed Zadar
Full house, noisy crowd and a very exciting game down at the court… Just ordinary scenes when  Partizan NIS are playing their home games. The black and whites used the loud support of their fans to prevail over Zadar in Pionir Hall. Read more here.

February 6, 2016 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Round 6 MVP: Georgios Printezis, Olympiacos Piraeus
Coming off a three-game losing streak and hosting the group leader, Olympiacos Piraeus needed inspired play on Friday and got more than enough from a familiar source, Georgios Printezis, the MVP for Top 16 Round 6. Read more here.

February 6, 2016 - ABA league Round 23 preview
After 22 games played in ABA league regular season so far, it is already clear who will play in Playoffs. Buducnost VOLI, Crvena zvezda Telekom, Cedevita and Mega Leks will fight for this season's crown. In next four games main focus will be on the bottom of the standings. Read more here.

February 6, 2016 - Super guards pave way to CSKA’s 16th straight Euroleague win over Zalgiris
CSKA Moscow never trailed in its 59-94 rout of Zalgiris Kaunas on Friday night, which was also its 16th consecutive Euroleague victory over the Lithuanian champs. Milos Teodosic scored 20 points and Nando De Colo 19 for CSKA as it improved to 4-2 in Top 16 Group F. Read more here.

February 6, 2016 - Fenerbahce rallies past cross-town rival Efes to stay perfect
Fenerbahce remained the Top 16's sole unbeaten team by rallying on the road against Anadolu Efes to win a 73-77 war of wills. Fenerbahce is now 6-0 and two victories ahead of any team in Group E, while Efes fell to 3-3 and a third-place tie with Panathinaikos and Crvena Zvezda. Read more here.

February 6, 2016 - Laboral downs Madrid, gets third road win in Group F
In an All-Spanish showdown in Group F, Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz recorded its third road win in this season's Top 16 by downing Real Madrid 68-77. Laboral improved to 4-2 with back-to-back road wins over FC Barcelona Lassa and Madrid, which dropped to 3-3. Read more here.

February 5, 2016 - Sutjeska parted ways with Ratko Varda
Sutjeska have ended their cooperation with Ratko Varda, who arrived to Niksic midway through the season. The player has received an offer to continue his career in Lebanon and agreed with club to part their ways. Read more here.

February 5, 2016 - Raduljica leads Panathinaikos to road win in Zagreb
Miroslav Raduljica dominated inside and Nick Calathes ran the show from the outside as Panathinaikos Athens dominated Cedevita Zagreb 60-78 on Thursday. The Greens claimed their first road win of the Top 16 in improving to 3-3 in Group E, while dropping Cedevita to 2-4. Read more here.

February 5, 2016 - Arslan's triple gives Darussafaka its maiden Top 16 victory
There are no more winless teams in the Top 16 this season after Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul made a bit of history, pulling out a hard-fought and dramatic 69-66 win over visiting Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade on Thursday night. Read more here.

February 5, 2016 - Brose hangs tough for first victory over Barcelona
Brose Baskets Bamberg took its first victory ever against FC Barcelona Lassa by 74-70 in the Game of the Week on Thursday to retain one of the best home records in the Euroleague this season. Bamberg improved to 3-2 in Group F and will share third or fourth place at week's end. Read more here.

February 4, 2016 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Round 6: Classics abound
Arguably the most competitive Top 16 ever, with as many as 14 teams with at least two wins in their accounts, continues with Round 6, featuring some of Europe's great rivalries from three different corners of the continent. Read more here.

February 4, 2016 - Djedovic, Renfroe lead FC Bayern Munich over Banvit and into Eighthfinals
FC Bayern Munich booked its ticket to the Eurocup Eighthfinals by defeating Banvit Bandirma 77-62 at home in Group G. Nihad Djedovic led the way for Bayern with 28 points and 6 rebounds, while Alex Renfroe collected 13 points, 8 rebounds and 13 assists. Read more here.

February 4, 2016 - Oldenburg wins a thriller against Limoges to clinch Group I
EWE Baskets Oldenburg edged Limoges CSP 92-88 for a sweep that booked its place in the eighthfinals for the first time ever on Wednesday night. Oldenburg, which never made it past the Eurocup regular season prior to this campaign, improved to 4-1 record, clinching first place in Group I. Read more here.

February 4, 2016 - Union Olimpija scores first Last 32 win, hands Maccabi FOX third straight loss
Union Olimpija Ljubljana held off Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 73-66 on Wednesday night for its maiden win in the Last 32. Though Olimpija had already been mathematically eliminated from Top 16 contention, it played tough and outrebounded Maccabi 40-32. Read more here.

February 4, 2016 - Eurocup Last 32 Round 5 MVP: Travis Peterson, Avtodor Saratov
The next-to-last round of the Last 32 featured several showdowns across Europe as five more teams secured tickets to the following stage. When the dust settled however, one player stood above the rest with the best individual performance, Travis Peterson of Avtodor Saratov. Read more here.

February 3, 2016 - Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir routs Trabzonspor
Newcomer Lazeric Jones and big man Colton Iverson as Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir stormed back into the race to reach the knockout stages by routing fellow Turkish foe Trabzonspor Medical Park 43-76 on Tuesday. The result left the two teams with 2-3 records in Group K. Read more here.

February 3, 2016 - Lelas and Tikvic give Croatia a boost
Braslav Turic has welcomed talented forward duo Ana Lelas and Ivana Tikvic back into the mix as Croatia face-up to a pair of challenging fixtures in this month's EuroBasket Women 2017 qualifying window. The play-caller was without the duo back in November. Read more here.

February 3, 2016 - Enisey keep hopes alive with win over Tartu
BC Enisey romped to a 96-70 road win over Tartu Rock to keep alive their hopes of progressing from Group R in the FIBA Europe Cup Round of 32. Enisey led from start to finish, and seven unanswered points saw them romp into a 14-2 lead. Read more here.

February 2, 2016 - ABA league Round 22 MVP: Maik Zirbes
Crvena zvezda Telekom big man Maik Zirbes is the MVP of the ABA League round 22 and he did it with monstrous performance in the game against MZT Skopje Aerodrom, where he achieved the highest individual valuation of the round while leading his team to another win. Read more here.

February 2, 2016 - Suns fire Jeff Hornacek month after second-chance ultimatum
Jeff Hornacek has reached the end of the road as head coach of the Phoenix Suns, a month after they decided to give him a second chance. The team announced Monday that Hornacek was relieved of his duties and that assistant coach Earl Watson will serve as the interim coach. Read more here.


February 2, 2016 - Eurocup Last 32 Round 5: Decision time
Heading into the next-to-last round of the Last 32, three teams - Strasbourg and Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas in Group H, plus Unics Kazan in Group M - have already qualified to the Eurocup Eightfinals. Last 32 Round 5 will be a pivotal one. Read more here.

February 2, 2016 - Zirbes dominated, Zvezda defeated MZT
The race for the second spot heats up! Crvena zvezda Telekom defeated MZT Skopje Aerodrom in Belgrade and therefore tied their overall score with Cedevita. With four rounds remaining, this will obviously be a very exciting finish of the regular season in ABA League. Read more here.

February 1, 2016 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague MVP for January: Jan Vesely, Fenerbahce Istanbul
Jan Vesely is Euroleague Basketball's selection as MVP for January. The so-called Czech Helicopter flew well above the radar through four Fenerbahce victories last month, which Vesely started by matching a 12-year-old Top 16 record. Read more here.

February 1, 2016 - Hornets send Lakers to record-tying 10th loss in row, 101-82
Marvin Williams and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 19 points and 12 rebounds apiece, and the Hornets sent the Lakers to their franchise record-tying 10th consecutive defeat, 101-82 on Sunday night. Kemba Walker had 12 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Hornets. Read more here.

February 1, 2016 - Thompson, Green help Warriors blow out Knicks, 116-95
Klay Thompson woke the Warriors from their slowest start of the season with 17 of his 34 points in the second quarter, Green tied the franchise record with his ninth triple-double and Golden State beat the New York Knicks 116-95 on Sunday night for its seventh straight victory. Read more here.

February 1, 2016 - Mega Leks downed Cedevita and qualified for Playoffs
We know all 4 teams that will participate in the ABA League Playoffs for the 2015-16 season! Those are - Buducnost VOLI, Cedevita, Crvena zvezda Telekom and... Mega Leks! The youngest team in the league downed  Cedevita  at home court and definitely secured a ticket for the Playoffs! Read more here.

February 1, 2016 - Cibona march on – 4th win in 6 games
Cibona have tied themselves in the 5th place in the standings with Zadar (both have 10 victories on their accounts after 22 rounds) with their home victory against Sutjeska, their fourth in the last six games in the ABA League. Read more here.

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